The Manager, Assortment Solutions will manage the execution of the line review process and award of business to install Service Providers. The individual should advocate assortment planning best practices throughout the process and ensure line review objectives such as sales, margin, in-stock, lead times are met. This role will work closely with Install Merchants and the Field to understand the program strategy and make line review recommendations accordingly.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
20%-Conduct due diligence to understand category and market performance and develop line review objectives in partnership with the National Install Merchant and Regional Services Manager
20%-Source and prequalify non-incumbents to participate in the line review based on local municipality requirements
20%-Develop a strategy to meet line review objectives include a request for proposal (RFP), bid analysis, and supplier scorecard
20%-Conduct the RFP and analyze responses and bids to determine potential award scenarios
10%-Prepare and deliver insights and recommendations based on multiple analyses of current business, bids, capacity and geography.
Gain National Install Merchant and Regional Services Manager sign off on business awards
10%-Track and report on progress and outcomes of line reviews
Create and maintain project work plans.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Position Reports to Sr Manager
This position has no direct reports
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Relationship management experience with multi unit or geographically
dispersed teams/experience in analysis and interpretation to drive business decisions/prior experience managing inhome services.
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills with focus on flexibility of style to reach multiple audiences.
Must successfully pass all pre-employment drug and background screening.
Project management experience
Strong data analysis experience
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau
MBA strongly preferred
Ability to partner with cross-functional teams of all levels
Proactive/self-starter with the ability to prioritize and manage workload
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Strong business, functional and/or store knowledge for their area of responsibility
Leadership and management experience preferred
Strong operations, retail and/or field experience required
Ability to partner/communicate well with the field/stores
High sense of urgency in responding to field needs
Strong big picture; strategic thinking skills
Strong quantitative skills such as statistics and data analysis.